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The Black Scorpion

Wow! Prime stop-motion animation from the heyday of monstrous science fiction, in a new restoration that puts a brilliant shine on those creepy crawly critters. Richard Denning fights giant arachnids while Mara (swoon) Corday frets and wrings her hands, waiting for the next kissing scene. The new scan clears up a lot of flaws, and gives us a much better look at the Lost Art of stop-motion magic.

The Black Scorpion


Warner Archive Collection

1957 / B&W / 1:78 widescreen / 88 min. / Street Date March 20, 2018 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring Richard Denning, Mara Corday, Carlos Rivas, Mario Navarro, Carlos Múzquiz, Pascual García Peña

Cinematography Lionel Lindon

Special Effects Willis H. O’Brien, Pete Peterson

Art Direction Edward Fitzgerald

Film Editor Richard L. Van Enger

Original Music Paul Sawtell

Written by Robert Blees, David Duncan and Paul Yawitz

Produced by Jack Dietz, Frank Melford

Directed by Edward Ludwig

The ’50s big-bug monster show
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Night of the Demon (Rendez-vous avec la peur)

Night of the Demon (Rendez-vous avec la peur)
This French disc release of the Jacques Tourneur classic gets everything right — including both versions in picture perfect transfers. Devil debunker Dana Andrews locks horns with Niall MacGinnis, a necromancer “who has decoded the Old Book” and can summon a fire & brimstone monster from Hell, no election fraud necessary. Even fans that hate ghost stories love this one — it’s a truly creepy, intelligent highlight of the horror genre.

Night of the Demon

Region A + B Blu-ray + Pal DVD

Wild Side (Fr)

1957 / B&W / 1:66 widescreen / 95 & 82 min. / Street Date November 27, 2013 / Curse of the Demon, Rendez-vous avec la peur / Available from Amazon UK or Foreign Exchange Blu-ray

Starring: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis, Maurice Denham,

Athene Seyler

Cinematography: Ted Scaife

Production Designer: Ken Adam

Special Effects: George Blackwell, S.D. Onions, Wally Veevers

Film Editor Michael Gordon

Original Music: Clifton Parker

Written by Charles Bennett and Hal E. Chester

from the
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8 Halloween Movie Marathons Worth Checking Out This Weekend

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Planning on holing up this weekend with a big bowl of fun-sized candy (trick-or-treaters be damned) and some movies? You're in luck, because there are lots of great films playing on basic cable. Favorites like Hocus Pocus, Paranormal Activity, and Zombieland will be playing on various channels all weekend. Of course, there are lots of spooky movies on Netflix, but this way, you can just turn on one channel and plug in for hours. Check it out! Freeform: 13 Nights of Halloween Saturday, Oct. 29 7 a.m. — The Nightmare Before Christmas 8:35 a.m. — Corpse Bride 10:35 a.m. — The Hunger Games 1:45 a.m. — The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 5:15 p.m. — The Addams Family 7:20 p.m. — The Addams Family Values 9:25 p.m. — Hocus Pocus 11:30 p.m. — Sleepy Hollow Sunday, Oct. 30 7 a.m. — Corpse Bride 9 a.m. — Spooky Buddies 11:05 a.m. — Scooby-Doo 1:10 a.m. — Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 3:15 p.
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July 29th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Curtains, Twin Peaks

For the last week of July, there may not be a lot of titles being released onto DVD and Blu-ray, but the ones that are making their debut are absolutely an impressive bunch.

On Tuesday, Synapse Films is bringing the 1983 cult classic Curtains to Blu-ray for the very first time ever and Paramount is making every Twin Peaks fan’s dreams come true this week with their Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery box set, which includes all the missing footage that we’ve all been waiting to be released for decades. Other titles coming out include the indie thriller The Den as well as a new Mystery Science Theater 3000 collection from Shout Factory.

Curtains (Synapse Films, Blu-ray & DVD)

John Vernon (Chained Heat, National Lampoon’s Animal House) and Samantha Eggar (The Brood, The Exterminator) star in this horror classic from the golden age of the slasher genre.

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WWE: Why WrestleMania 7 Is Secretly The Best WrestleMania Of All Time

When many people think of the great WrestleManias, a select number of events tend to pop up in the mind of most fans. WrestleMania X7 is probably the best WrestleMania of all time and a candidate for the best American wrestling PPV of all time. WrestleMania III is up there thanks to the spectacle of the Silverdome and a rather great event overall. That’s fine and dandy, but I’m going to throw a different WrestleMania into the mix. WrestleMania VII may be the best WrestleMania that nobody talks about.

First, let’s address the elephant in the room and one of the main reasons that most fans tend to shy away from WrestleMania: Gulfsploitation. I don’t even know if that is a word, but that is probably the best name for it. Taking Sgt. Slaughter who at that point had been portrayed as an American hero
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WCW: The Tale Of Two Stings – Sting vs Sid At Halloween Havoc 1990

As we begin the month of October, I fondly remember Halloween Havoc, WCW’s annual fall extravaganza. Halloween Havoc was the one pay-per-view I looked forward to every year since it seemed like the company was inventing some weird gimmick. Some of them worked very well (The Thunderdome or Thunder Cage before the threat of lawsuit), others had mixed results (Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal) and others made me cringe (Chamber of Horrors, Sumo Monster Truck Match). Today, I want to talk about the one Halloween Havoc that didn’t have some weird or insane gimmick match: Halloween Havoc 1990 with the tagline “Terror Rules the Ring”. The card emanated from The Uic Pavilion in Chicago, a location that had held two previous Nwa PPVs: Starrcade 1987 and The Chi-Town Rumble.

At The Great American Bash, Sting defeated Ric Flair to win the Nwa World Championship in a fantastic main event,

Quick Shooter: A Clint Eastwood Profile (Part 2)

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood in the second of a five-part feature (read part one here)...

“After Hang ’em High [1968], I acted in several pictures without being actively involved in their production,” recalled California filmmaker Clint Eastwood. “Then I found myself making my directorial debut directing second unit on a picture of Don Siegel’s.” The action crime thriller introduced audience members to the actor’s signature role of no nonsense Police Inspector Harry Callahan. “Don had the flu and I replaced him for the sequence where Harry tries to convince the would-be-suicide not to jump into the void. That turned out Ok, because, for lack of space on the window ledge, the only place to perch me was on the crane. I shot this scene, then another one, and I began to think more seriously about directing.” The helmer of Dirty Harry (1971) had a
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